- Jan 25, 2015 13:53 IST
Despite All India Congress Committee asking senior advocate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal to return the brief to the West Bengal government, it appears he will fight the case, said a legal adviser to Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:48 IST
With the fate of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) uncertain, Mamata Banerjee’s men at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are in a fix over the recruitment of about 400 primary and junior high teachers for the civic body’s 253 schools in Kolkata.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST
A team of environmental scientists from the Bose Institute in Kolkata and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has revealed that the air over Darjeeling has high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - much higher than the air over the residential areas in Kolkata, Delhi or Mumbai.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:38 IST
Rabindranath Tagore’s writings had convinced him to return to India and pursue his literary career here, author Ruskin Bond told readers in Kolkata during the inaugural session of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at the Victoria Memorial Hall premises on Friday.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:29 IST
A string of low intensity, scattered violence has already started between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters in the city in the run-up to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. The BJP has alleged that the police are refusing to act in all the incidents.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:24 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned an executive of Chandras’ Green Projects Limited, a PC Chandra group company, on Friday to inquire about the wedding reception ceremony of the eldest son of transport minister Madan Mitra.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:19 IST
The report, ‘Status of Tiger in India 2014’, stated that the big cat count jumped by 30% in the past four years. Interestingly, these figures only reveal the number of tigers in the country’s reserves and not the population that exists outside.
- Jan 22, 2015 13:19 IST
Tiger experts and conservationists in West Bengal are having trouble accepting the big cat figures released by the Centre on Tuesday. They believe that the tiger count attributed to the state is much lower than the actual figures.
- Jan 22, 2015 13:09 IST
During an ongoing fest at Bangabashi College, a student suddenly bit a policeman, making a deep cut on his cheek. After the incident, the cop had to be hospitalised and received a few stitches. The incident took place at the auditorium at the College Street campus of Calcutta University
- Jan 22, 2015 13:04 IST
With BJP national president Amit Shah stating that the party is ready to counter Trinamool Congress’s force with force, political circles in Bengal predict more violence in the state.
- Jan 22, 2015 12:56 IST
CBI sources said Roy sent an e-mail to the central investigative agency’s Kolkata office on Wednesday night and informed it that its officers could call him for interrogation on any day after that date.
- Jan 21, 2015 14:14 IST
Sex workers and activists under the banner Apne Aap Women Worldwide took out a candlelight march in the Sonagachhi area on Tuesday, demanding action against culprits in the murder of Sathi Das, a 26-year-old sex worker. She was allegedly strangled to death by a client for rebuffing his advances.
- Jan 21, 2015 14:10 IST
Are there schools in every village of Bengal? Is there electricity in every village? Does an ambulance reach within 11 minutes of a phone call? “All these happen in BJP- ruled states,” said BJP president Amit Shah as he launched his Bengal Yatra
- Jan 21, 2015 14:06 IST
An internal probe report submitted by the additional SP to Birbhum police chief confirmed the involvement of police in the torture of a village woman at Sattor village. The IG, DIG and SP met in an urgent meeting over the issue.
- Jan 20, 2015 12:27 IST
Two days after a police team allegedly brutally tortured a Parui woman, slashing her with blades and rubbing nettle leaves (bichhuti pata) on her body, there was turmoil in the state over the barbaric attack with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi ordering the DGP to take immediate action